This drawing was made live as I simultaneously gave a lecture at Storefront for Art & Architecture (New York, NY) as part of the event “Armatures of Practice.”
As part of a larger dialogue on the intellectual and political dynamics of the designer’s practice, I discussed aspects of our project at Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, the Enhanced Advisory. During the lecture, I delivered a narrative of the ecology and infrastructure of Buffalo’s water, describing the effects of legacy industrial pollution as well as current practices and policy on the health of the urban waterways. These issues also affect the food sources in that water, impacting subsistence fishing, and disproportionately affect Buffalo's most vulnerable populations.
The water used as a medium for this ink drawing was sourced from the confluence of the Black Rock canal and the Niagara River.
30 x 22in
India ink and river water on paper